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Lecture Notes for CEE 4804 - Prof & Legal Issues at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Study Guide 1
Professor:Staff
Class:CEE 4804 - Prof & Legal Issues
Subject:Civil and Environmental Engin
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2006
Keywords:
  • Invitation for Bids
  • Impracticality
  • Complete Performance
  • Schedule of Values
  • Fast Tracking
  • Substantial Completion
  • Nominal Damages
  • Specific Performance
  • Particularly
  • Performance Bond
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Test One 1. Understand the evolution of law and be able to articulate the difference between common and equity law. Additionally, discuss the various remedy types available under both common and equity. Common law: Law of the courts – body of past court decisions that serves as authority or precedent for governing future decisions: “Judge Made Law” Key issues associated w/ common Law: Stare Decisis Business Customs Changes Limits on Recovery 3 remedies in common law money damages return of real property return of personal property Common law cannot prevent a wrong from taking place order persons to perform their obligations correct mistakes Remedies in Equity Injunction – order persons to refrain from given action Specific Performance – (often deals w/ real estate) Reformation – correct defects w/n actual intent of parties (clear cut arithmetic mistakes) Mechanics Liens 2. List and discuss various sources of law. Constitution - A constitution is a system, often codified in a written document, whic...

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